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A former Executive VP of Piedmont Healthcare, she now guides healthcare clients, particularly in reimbursement matters.
Tracy Field is a partner in Womble Carlyle’s Health Care Practice Group in the firm’s Atlanta office. During her legal career, Tracy has advised health care and life sciences companies regarding regulatory and operational issues including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement matters, compliance programs, OIG and government investigations, HIPAA and HiTech issues, as well as clinical research trials, including conflicts of interest issues. In addition to her legal experiences in private practice, Tracy served as the Executive Vice President of Compliance and Government Appeals for Piedmont Healthcare, in Atlanta. In that role, Tracy managed operations for the hospital system’s compliance, government appeals, privacy, and information security departments. Tracy has also represented post-acute providers, including skilled nursing facilities and long term acute care hospitals, in health care operational issues, compliance matters, government investigations and reimbursement audits and appeals.
Prior to her legal career, Tracy worked in clinical genetics and reproductive endocrinology.
Tracy is the past Chairperson of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has served on its Executive Committee. She is a frequent speaker on issues impacting health care providers and life sciences companies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 60-Day Overpayment Rule, State Bar of Georgia Annual Advanced Health Care Law Seminar, September 30, 2016.
Update on Reimbursement, Regulatory and False Claims Act Issues: The ‘All You Can Eat Buffet’ for Compliance Officers, co-presenter with Sandy Miller, Georgia Hospital Association 9th Annual Compliance Officers Retreat, September 7, 2016.
Update on Recent Audits by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, North Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association Summer Institute, September 1, 2016.
Heads of Tails? What You Can Do to Challenge the Government’s Use of Statistics in Hospital Audits, Tennessee Hospital Association, June 30, 2016
Update on False Claims Act Cases and Government Audit Activities, Tennessee Hospital Association 2015 Fall Compliance Conference, September 11, 2015.
Internal Investigations and Government Audits, co-presenter with Sandy Miller, Georgia Hospital Association 8th Annual Compliance Officers Retreat, September 9, 2015.
Preferred Provider Agreements: Managing Hospital Relationships in Post-Acute Settings, Tennessee Hospital Association's Home Care Alliance Group, August 13, 2015.
Hot Topics on Case Law and Current Investigations, Florida Hospital Association’s 12th Annual Health Care Corporate Compliance Education Retreat, June 18-19, 2015.
Scope of Practice Issues in Georgia, Georgia Hospital Association Compliance Officers Roundtable, May 8, 2015.
Hot Topics in Healthcare Qui Tam Cases, QUI Tam, SEC, CFTC and IRS Whistleblower Claims Update, presented by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, March 18, 2015.
Healthcare Reimbursement, Fundamentals of Healthcare Law seminar presented by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, March 13, 2015.
Recent Updates on the Recovery Audit Contractors Program and the Sunshine Act, Advanced Health Care Law CLE presented by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Georgia, October 17, 2014.
Medicare 68% Settlement Offer, Tennessee Hospital Association, October 7, 2014.
Medicare 68% Settlement Offer, North Carolina Hospital Association, October 2, 2014
False Claims Act Litigation Issues for Healthcare Providers, Georgia Hospital Association Compliance Officers Retreat, September 3-5, 2014
Compliance and Reimbursement Issues, Tennessee Hospital Association, June 4, 2014
Update on RAC issues, Georgia Academy of Health Care Attorneys Annual Meeting, May 16, 2014
Check-Up for Healthcare Lawyers: Recent Developments in Sunshine Reporting, RAC Audits, False Claims Act Issues & Other Compliance Topics, Association of Corporate Counsel, April 15, 2014
Recent Trends in RAC and MAC Appeals, Healthcare Compliance Association, 18th Annual Compliance Institute, San Diego, CA, April 1, 2014
Under the Microscope: Audits During the Implementation Period of the Two-Midnight Rule, Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Web Conference, February 12, 2014
Compliance Update, Southeast Regional Certification Intensive Course, Health Ethics Trust, Jacksonville, FL, January 27-29, 2014
Audits, Reviews, Legal/Regulatory Update, Southeastern Healthcare Internal Auditors (SHIA), Atlanta, GA, December 13, 2013
“Good Day Sunshine” Rule: Reporting Has Begun, Now What? Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), Telnet, August 20, 2013
Medicare Billing and Appeals, PFS Coordinators and Rehab Council Education, Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), August 15, 2013
Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Element 5 of Effective Compliance Program, Moderator, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), July 16, 2013
Compliance in View of Recent Government Activity: Lessons from WakeMed, Florida Hospital Association, Daytona, FL, June 13, 2013.
Conflict of Interest in Industry Partnership in the New World Order, Varietals in the Field of Intervention, American College of Cardiology, Napa Valley Cardiology 2013, Napa Valley, CA, April 20, 2013
Medicare Part A/B Ruling: Impact on Medicare Appeals, Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), Telnet, April 10, 2013
Medicare RAC – Trends in Recent Government Activities Focused on Inpatient Admissions, North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA), Greensboro, NC, March 26, 2013
Healthcare Reimbursement and RAC Issues, Fundamentals of Health Care Law, Health Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, ICLE, Atlanta, GA, March 15, 2013
Update on Government Audits: Practical Tips for Appeals and Impact on Compliance Programs, Compliance Officers Roundtable, Georgia Hospital Association, March 6, 2013
Contractor Audits: What to Know and How to Deal with Them, Health Care Fraud Institute, ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, December 13, 2012
Building a HIPAA and HITECH Compliant HIT Infrastructure: Practical Privacy and Security Implementation Measures to Protect EHRs, CDS, CPOE, E-Prescribing and Ensure Interoperability, Health Care Privacy and Security Forum, American Conference Institute (ACI), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2012
Emerging Issues in Clinical Research, Including Legal Ethics, Advanced Health Care Law, ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, October 26, 2012
Best Practices Under HIPAA: Understanding the U.S. Privacy Regulation and How to Achieve Fundraising Success, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Atlanta, Georgia, October 24, 2012
Government Appeals: Working with In-House Teams: American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 2012
Implantable Devices Replaced Under Recall or Warranty; Southeast Healthcare Internal Auditors, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, December 2, 2011
Accountable Care Organization: What are They? Why Should I Care? A Look at One Healthcare System’s Efforts; Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, Annual Scientific Assembly, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2011
Physician Alignment and Clinical Integration - “One Size Does Not Fit All”; Federal Reimbursement Reforms and Delivery System Integration; Advanced Health Care Law Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) for the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, October 14, 2011
ACO’s and other Options for Physician Practice Post PPACA, Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), Medicine Today, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14, 2011
RACs: What You Need to Know, Evolving Practice Patterns in Georgia, Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Greensboro, Georgia, May 6-7, 2010
Legal Update: The RACs, MICs, HiTech & Other Topics, 2010 Georgia Association of Orthopaedic Executives 4th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26, 2010
Preparing for the MICs, American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law Program, Miami, Florida, February 18-19, 2010
The Medicaid Integrity Program – What to Expect, North Carolina Hospital Association, Greensboro, North Carolina, December 9, 2009
Panelist, The Age of MMSEA: Advising LTACHs & Post-Acute Providers, Acute Long Term Hospital Association (ALTHA) Legal Issues Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 13, 2009
Challenging Reimbursement Issues for Hospitals: The Alphabet Soup of New Audit Programs, Brim’s Fall Conference for Hospital Managers, Providence, Rhode Island, September 14, 2009
Practical Application and Real Life Examples, RAC Readiness Workshop, Georgia Hospital Association, Marietta, Georgia, June 18, 2009
HIPAA II: The HITECH Act and Red Flag Rules Update, Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) Annual Summer Convention, Amelia Island, Florida, June 16, 2009
RACs: The Appeals Process: Managing Cases and Practical Considerations. RAC Mid-Evil Torture Conference, North Carolina Hospital Association, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 9, 2009
A Visit From the Recovery Audit Contractor, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Atlanta, Georgia, April 9, 2009
EMR in Practice: Your Treatment for Success, HITECH Act Conference, Medical Association of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 2009
RAC ‘n Roll, RAC Readiness Workshop, Georgia Hospital Association, Pine Mountain, Georgia, March 18, 2009
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Executive Vice President, Compliance and Government Appeals, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., 2010-2012; Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, Health Care and Life Sciences Group, 1993-2010.